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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


The muse of poetry-writing visited Teddy in 2002, while he was pursuing his studies in Nkubu High School. You can find his poems in Inwood Indiana Press, Shot Glass Journal, Leaves of Ink, and many other journals. He also has fiction works in Beyond Science Fiction, Jitter Press, Brilliant Fiction Magazine, Spadina Literary Review, Paragraph Planet, & Gone Lawn. His books "The Milky Way In Words" (poetry) and "Eve and Other Sci-fi Stories" (fiction), are published by Booktango. You can also find more of his works in

Teddy Kimathi

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Beyond the Horizon

The sun was almost setting. Reddish amber hue could be seen glowing in the distant horizon. The moon was eager to show off its radiance.

My grandfather once told me that the gods burned an old day with the sun, giving rise to a new day. "Anyone who wandered alone in the horizon got consumed by the sun's radiance!" he always warned.

One day, in the glaring sun, a visitor visited our village. His skin looked pale, as though it had met the evening sun's fire. He said he was from beyond the horizon.